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IN OUT OF THE WET.
^Wltli No Apologlos to Somo Lady
v Wrivors of Fiction.
-v rtAT?RE, in her
\ I B R'0*!" labora
hAI ? tory, can work
very poor iu
str vi men t s.
ments s li o
which to mold
the fair form
one of those feeders of the world, a
farmer's hired man, and a helle of tho
culinary department sacrilegiously
yclept a hash-jcrker. Leonora was a
child of nature, and likewise of Peter
and Helsoy Scruggs.
Tho years go lleeting by with their
cargoes of hopes and joys, of "nights
Out painting tho town," of toil and moil,
of Budwciser beer, of unpaid bills, of
hoart burnings and other physical ail?
ments, and Leonora Scruggs has changed.
from tho budding convolvulus of sweet
girlhood to the redder and full-blown
pseonia of womanhood, and all unknown
tto her, her falo is coming toward her,
relentlessly, surely, sent by bis em?
ployer to collect the price of a copy of
"Samanlha at Saratoga." which Leo?
nora, in a moment of abstraction, for?
getting that her wages was only four
dollars a week and Sunday nights out,
Seated in the pantry, the outlines of
nor fair young form rather promiscuous?
ly revealed by her loosc-lltting Mamma
Hubbard,was Leonora,bathing her guile?
less young feet in a dishpan, when tho
door-bell was rung savagely and a re?
formed salvaticn army major called for
If I had a little more t hue to devoto to
?writing this, 1 would now work in sever?
al exclamatory sentences about the shad
now of the destiny that was falling upon
Miss Scruggs, and upon the dishpan and
pantry, but tcmpus is skipping and I
The voico of tho stranger sounded to
2Leonora like thoV.Ye.P],gurgle of boiling
?mush and the cy-red hour!;hat~tMues Ui
"women nominally but once, was upon
her, and sho knew that she heard tho
?voice of the man who was to w alk by
3ier side, and put up with her kicking,
? and pay her millinery bills through all
"the shadowy years of tho misty subse?
Peeping coyly from behind the door,
and at the same time gracefully insert?
ing her innocent foot in an old pair of
?carpet slippers,Leonora bashfully lisped:
"Ah, there! my size."
Andronicua O'Vandorpoel raised his
hat, thereby showing bis wealth of car
rot-hued hair, took a bitch at his pants,
which wero supported by an antique
.bolt, stood on one foot, and in rich,
manly tones, replied:
''Morning, lady; line day; gotchor
Smanthy at Sairtoga; two dollars,
Fairly carried away by tho emotions
the voice of Andronicus set stirring in
lier bosom, Leonora could only mur?
mur, while tho tell-tale hair-oil trickled
across her forehead and down her noso:
"Come, now, McGinty, don't be a
chump; 1 won't pay for no dad-binged
.book, but tho folks is away from home,
and if you want to come in and help me
pare theso tatcrs we'll have moro fun
.than some people have sheep."
v And Ui us were two moro heaven-born
souls warmed by the glorious sunshine
of love; thus did tho only true secret of
happiness com!) to two lives; thus did
two full-grown people grow so spooney
upon each other that in thirty minutes
ho was calling her Tho Pride of His
."Life, and ero tho lagging hour-hand had
?.sireled once around its courso she was
sitting on his lap and calling him
"baby." And ere the ruddy sun had buried
his radiant features behind the west
: srn hills Andronicus bad experienced
? the rich, I might even say opulent,
pleasure of holding a ono hundred and
forty-pound girl on bis knees for four
mortal hours, and when, in a voico
thoked with emotion, ho asked her if
^he would "get hitched"' to him, she
?buried her fat young faco between the
lapels of his vest, and murmured: "Hot
yer neck."?V. Z. Reed, in Texas Sitt?
tu '.Iis Track.
Inspector (in a detective ofiico)?You
?men havo been out for several days on
Inspector?Did you como across any
D ttectJvo?Yes, sir; several bridges.?
Miort I5nl Sweet.
Ji..:. ,~-Y> 'i, . Pinks, w hat's become
?l your watch?
liink.v-Sut in the train next to a man
win asked me '.r :i times in ono hour if
f bad the Urne.
. "Bihkn?Cave him Iho watch.?Jewel
ers ( ii >uk.r.
Correspondence concerning lloanoke solicited
by Jas. S. Simmons' Real Estate Company. Sole
throughout the city under one management.
We have a corps of salesmen and clerks that
will always he found ready to show our customers
every attention possible.
Parties desiring information in the matter of
investments, great or small, will do well to call on
or write to
Geo. C. McCahan and Treas. Jas. S. Simmons- Pres.
HO> -ii n-'*J j-' V. vr* j^M? mw
Iii order to get ready for
XD- BvLiiell, Proprietor,
Nos, 5 to 9 Norfolk avenue, opposite Union
passenger depot, Roanoke, Virginia.
New Building, New and Elegant Furniture.
First-class sample rooms for com?
IMPORTER AND REPAIRER OP
Our Repairing Department
Is in charge of the very finest workmen that can ho had. and we guarantee to do
work which cannot bo duplicated in the city. Send your watches to
AND GET FIRST-CLASS WORK.
x-j. IB- EEtjl??, ZJ^ari.SLg-er.
Geyer's Tailoring Parlors,
Our stock having been destined by fire, we have just
received an entire new line of goods which we should be
glad to have our patrons and the people of Roanoke,
generally, call and examine. No trouble to show goods.
Pulaski City, Va.
Bluefield, W. Va.
The above houses offer superior accommodations to the travel?
ling public. Sample rooms for commercial men.
HFzecL EL Zoster, 3^a,io.a,gN3r.
CZ3C ? _ w h
SON & CO
Importers ara-cL T77"!tiolesa,le
HO. 3 J
Have in store and for sale 50 barrels Clu ster Whiskey, our own distiliation,
50barrels celebrated Glenwood whiskey of which wo are sole proprietors, also
I.awson's.choice old Velvet and Wilson, and other brands of whiskey too nu
merous to mention. Imported and domestic brandies, gins, wines, etc., all of
the celebrated brands in wood and lass. 50 cases Mutnm's champagne just
??? <? ivcd. Can furnish anything -i our line at lowest figures.
Special attention paid to orders from Dry districts. Come and
see us. fe2Mfi